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His Excellency Erzhan Kazykhanov


Erzhan Kazykhanov presented his credentials to become ambassador of Kazakhstan to the United States on April 24, 2017, having previously served as Kazakhstan’s ambassador to the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland. Prior to that, he held the position of assistant to the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan since 2012 and minister of foreign affairs since 2011. Ambassador Kazykhanov also served as deputy minister of foreign affairs; ambassador of Kazakhstan to Austria; permanent Rrepresentative of Kazakhstan to the international organizations in Vienna; and permanent representative to the United Nations in New York. Born on Aug. 21, 1964, in Almaty, he earned his bachelor’s degree in Oriental studies from the Saint Petersburg State University in Russia in 1987. He also holds a Ph.D. in history from Al-Farabi Kazakh National University. Ambassador Kazykhanov is the author of numerous articles on Kazakhstan’s foreign policy issues, multilateral diplomacy and the role of the United Nations. He speaks Russian, English and Arabic, and he is married with two children.


Contact Information

Embassy of the United States of America in the Republic of Kazakhstan:
Ak Bulak 4,
Str. 23-22, building #3, Astana 010010
Astana, Kazakhstan

Phone: +7 (7172) 70-21-00
Fax: +7 (7172) 34-08-90

Website: http://kazakhstan.usembassy.gov/